Science Industry Partnership

News (October 2018)

Summary of Budget 2018 – business, skills and education

30 Oct 2018

Contribution of small companies to apprenticeship levy to be reduced from 10% to 5%: amounting to a total of £695m package to support apprenticeships £20 million worth of new “skills pilots” announ…More …

Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2018

26 Oct 2018

Statistics covering latest monthly apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations and commitments, and apprenticeship levy information. There have been 369,700 apprenticeship starts repo…More …

First Science Industry Apprenticeship Survey shows sector employers not recovering apprenticeship levy

22 Oct 2018

Strategic sector welcomes Government promise to consult further on levy arrangements The Science Industry Partnership’s (SIP) first ever Apprenticeship Survey, released today, has highlighted that th…More …

Government announces reforms to ensure the Apprenticeship Levy provides people with the skills they need to succeed

02 Oct 2018

The government has announced a package of reforms to ensure the Apprenticeship Levy provides people with the skills they need to succeed. The changes are aimed at providing flexibility for businesses…More …

New National Occupational Standards

01 Oct 2018

Via the SIP skills partner, Cogent ,work continues to be undertaken on National Occupational Standards (NOS) and frameworks/qualifications for the Devolved Nations.   In 2018/19, new NOS will be devel…More …

Conservative conference: Chancellor announces review of apprenticeship levy rules

01 Oct 2018

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced plans for changes to the apprenticeship levy, promising a further review of the system, a move welcomed by the SIP. In his speech to the Conservative party…More …